Hi all, new to the forum and new chicken owner. I have enjoyed lurking on this forum, the learning center, and have also purchased a couple of books. One thing that I must have missed in all my reading though is herding 101. We have a run that the chickens stay in during the day while we are at work, when we come home, we let them out for a couple of hours. Getting them back in though is America's Funniest Home Videos type entertainment. They are only 2 months old, which I've read can mean that they are still be a little stubborn. Anyone have any tips on how we can start pointing them in the direction of the coop when they need to be put up? I would imagine another issue we have is very related, which is that we are having problems with the chickens getting used to us. We have had them since chicks, but each and every time we try to pick them up, they freak out like they are going to the chopping block.